We tent camp, so we view this campground differently from most of the reviewers. We were directed by the camp host to setup our tent on the grass at the entrance of the FamCamp, where we have setup in previous trips. The manager is recovering from surgery and the host and his wife effectively handle everything when she is off site. The new section will look similar to the original park as time goes by, it takes time to establish grass in the desert. A washing machine was out of service over the weekend and was promptly returned to service on Monday. This camp is well located for anyone wanting to visit northern New Mexico as they travel I-40. To the RV's, when the spring weather forecast predicts breezy, I would recommend retracting the awnings.
J.B. left this review using the Directory software: Great campground. Construction is on schedule for the new campsites to be finished by end of March. (The contractor is delivering the gravel for the sites). We will stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay in this famcamp. The camp was clean and well maintained. They work hard to maintain and add new grass & trees in this desert location. We arrived after the office closed, the host met us and assigned our tent to the front yard since the other tent site was occupied. WiFi and computers are available in the base library, kitty corner from the gas station. For people that use ATMs, I found three that were fee free with my credit union, one at class 6, the commissary and one located in a parking lot. We will be coming back in October for the Balloon Fiesta.
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and were disappointed that they were full up. If this happens to you get your name on the waiting list immediately because they have a roll call the next morning for vacant spots according to that list. We did get into overflow with 50 amp power which was great for just one night, although I thought it was bit expensive for $11 where a full hookup site is $15. We got in the next morning to a nice 30 amp site with lots of shade (we needed 50 but made due). The only thing I noticed about the park was odd set ups with the electric and sewer (bring extension cords and hoses). I was glad I had a 20ft sewer hose. Jack the co-camp host was really nice and friendly. The folks in the camp were nice too. It seems, in my experience, that the camp host sets the tone for the whole camp. We'll stay here again.
We arrived on a Saturday after the office closed at noon. The camp host met us and assigned our spot. This was our fourth military campground camping experience. Only Nellis rates higher in our opinion, because of the office setup there. This is a desert location, so the grass, trees, and beautiful roses are highly appreciated. The expansion project is underway, it will be completed before Balloon Fest. Something not mentioned before is that the manager, Janet, arranges park-and-ride like services for the guests to the fest. The cottontail rabbits provide a lot of entertainment. The base Library has both WiFi and two computers available for those who do not have a laptop, it is located across the street from the gas station on Gibson Blvd. If you have children with you or visiting you, the McDonalds has a huge outdoor shaded playground. The laundry has plenty of reading material available. If you ever have a fire while at this famcamp you will greatly appreciate the three fire extingishers available 24 hours a day, two at the bathrooms and one at the office porch. The laundry/bathroom codes are on the bottom of the yellow reciept AND are on the instruction sheet posted for after hours check-in. We talked to guests who have visited this famcamp for twelve years and they pointed out the improvemments they have witnessed over that time frame.
Friendly staff member, but did not offer any info on rules etc. When asked, he provided all needed info. Never did ofer a receipt. Bath-laundry needs updating, but adequate. Actually had trees on both sides of the trailer, with room left for slide and awning. Dog loved the dog walk, real grass in spots rather then the typical AZ-NM gravel. Summed up, a good experience, and we will be back.
We came in on 16 Dec 2007 and will be here through mid Mar 2008. This is our fourth visit here in the last six years. Like most MCG's we enjoy the base/post security & this base is no exception. If you come in the Eubank gate you can see the CG from the gate. The only drawback is that gate is closed 1800 to 0600 during the week, and all weekend. If coming from the east use the Wyoming gate and turn left at F ave. From the South use the Gibson gate, turn right on Wyoming and left on F ave. From the north or west the choice is yours. Everything is on schedule for 30 to 40 new larger sites all with 30/50 amp hookups with solar lamps for night time hookup, cable TV, and by the time they are finished WI-FI should be in, not only for the campgrounds but the bowling alley, golf course and a few other areas. There will also be a playground area for kids. This will all be built to the east of the current campground. The area is now a storage area for RV's. Janet the famcamp mgr told me that she is calling all owners to move their RV's so the work can begin. The area west of the current CG will be the new storage area. After the new sites are built and open they will rebuild the old sites. We are not homesteaders and there is a 14 day limit on all stays. However as long as there are open sites you can stay. If no sites you must go into overflow until there are sites open for your next 14 days. In the winter there are (most) always sites open.
Excellent campground. No reservations are allowed and because of the Albequerque Balloon Fiesta we had to dry camp for 3 nights before getting into a hook-up site. This was not a problem beacause there are plenty of sites in the overflow area and the restrooms (one shower each) were clean and well maintained. The dog run was nice and there was only one day that the "doggie bag" containers were empty. Staffers Janet and Mike made you feel welcomed and were very helpful and informative. The availabilty of LP gas is a plus. Enjoyed the stay and will certainly return.
Have spent two weeks here and have totally enjoyed our stay. Funds have been approved for making all of the gravel sites into paved 50 amp full hookup sites. Nice, friendly people run the campground. The road construction is finished. We were on a gravel site and had to run our electric under the coach but that will be remedied soon. If you enjoy birds, bring a hummingbird feeder. All the sites have trees from which to hang a feeder. Be sure and visit the Sandia Peak Tram and get your tickets on base at ITT. We are looking forward to returning to Kirtland again. Verizon cell phone and Broadband were 5 bars. We camped in a 40' motorhome
Kirtland's fam camp is a neat, clean little setup with some gravel and some paved sites. The grounds were immaculate and the landscapting very nice with the roses blooming. We had to park in overflow the first night because they absolutely will NOT take a reservation, but we were first on the list to move the next morning. Only a one stall bath and one shower each for male & female, but they were clean and we never had to wait to get in. Lots of washers & dryers & we did need to use those. Staffer, Janet, was most helpful and gave us all the directions we needed and we had a great visit in the area. Sure would like to have WIFI, but we found a restaurant with free access not too far away.
This campground has really great potential. Janet (campground mgr) is doing a great job. The recently added dog park is a model all campgounds should follow. The weekend/evening hosts, Mike and Nancy were very helpful and just super nice folks. The only hiccup was the Laundry room, dryers just didn't heat like they should. The grounds people were nice & friendly and keep the park looking very nice. With a few tons of gravel and all 50A Sites with sewer and they will have the best in the Air Force. We are looking forward to returning to Kirtland in the near future.
We stayed at the FamCamp for 10 days and had a wonderful time. The site we stayed in was clean, easy hookup and very accessible to everything. The camp does need some fix-um ups but for the cost it was great. There was the "thorn" problem but overall it was easy to take care of. The dog run was very nicely kept up. The only gripe is about the washateria. We had to run the dryers several times. Maybe some larger dryers could be installed. The camp host was very helpful and delight to meet. Helped us find our way to many attractions. The weekend host was especially helpful. We had a camp cookout with many of the people staying there and had a wonderful time. Overall our experience was great and if space is available we will definitely stay there again.
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